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2014 Conference


The 9th North American Conference on

Spirituality and Social Work

Cultivating Mindful Practice:

Integrating the Personal and Professional for Effective Practice

Co-Sponsored by:

The Canadian Society for Spirituality and Social Work and the Society for Spirituality and Social Work (USA)

JUNE 27 – 28, 2014

Pre-Conference Workshop and Retreat

June 25 – 26, 2014

       St. Thomas University

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


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This international conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and students to discuss and explore the nature of mindfulness as a personal /spiritual practice and its relevance for professional practice, teaching and research.  The workshop and conference will offer professional development through the cultivation of attention, awareness, and attitudes beneficial for beginning to experienced practitioners. Scientific developments on neurobiology concerning the impacts and outcomes of mindfulness practice will be discussed. 

The pre-conference workshop, Cultivating Mindfulness Practice for Professional Effectiveness and keynote address will be led by Elana Rosebaum and Bill Cook. Elana is a social worker, author, and founder of Mindful Living.  She has worked directly with Jon Kabat-Zinn and is a highly regarded workshop facilitator and therapist ( Bill has led many mindfulness programs, and is a medical doctor and ethicist with expertise in MindBody medicine (